NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

American Nocturne: The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali, a reading by Emidio Clementi accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St., Chicago, IL   Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher, and Justin S...

by Tom Secco We need to contribute,we need to contribute now. We need to contribute not only so our stories will not be forgotten, not only so we have some semblance of control about our stories but even so our stories already told in film and in books will not be misunderstood or forgotten.   We need to contribute to make sure that pe...

The Italian American Veterans Museum took a quantum leap forward on Sept. 28, celebrating its grand reopening with the dedication of a new exhibit celebrating Italian-American Medal of Honor recipients. State Senator Don Harmon and Stone Park Mayor Ben Mazzulla were among the dignitaries who took part in the noon dedication ceremony, which was...

Il Mercato Italiano, The Italian Market, is open in the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road. The business is an online retailer of imported Italian foods, including extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, sauces, holiday cakes and more. Il Mercato Italiano's fulfillment center is in Advance, from where orders a...

This month we highlight the distinguished career of a bright young man from our community, Michael E. Matarazzo, a dynamic professional in the financial field. Michael has a wealth of educational and professional experience, presently serving as a Regional Vice President of Nationwide Financial.   No small feat for such a young person. In th...

By Francesca Bezzone Most of you probably know him better as "Chef Boyardee," the name and face behind a popular brand of Italian style canned foods. Established in 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, by brothers Ettore, Mario and Paul, "Chef Boyardee" (spelled phonetically to help Americans with the pronunciation of the Italian surname) came to be after cus...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is partnering with the Field Museum and Chicago Shakespeare Theater for two summertime events celebrating Italian visual and performing arts as part of the official Year of Italian Culture.

by Vincent Goodwill   Auburn Hills -- Sporting a ponytail and speaking better-than-expected English, new Piston Luigi Datome hopes to make a smooth transition to the NBA. He's eager to prove he belongs at the highest level of basketball.   "I want to come here and show I deserve to be an NBA player," said Datome, who'll wear jersey nu...

We are very pleased to present The 15th Annual Ferraris in the Loop, benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital and Inspiration Corporation.   Join us Sunday, September 9, 2012 to enjoy a Ferrari Showcase, exciting live music, a raffle, and plenty of activities for the whole family, including clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, and...

Mandala Dance Company, a premiere Italian contemporary dance company, comes to Chicago for two world premiere performances!   Founded by artistic director and choreographer, Paola Sorressa, Mandala will present "Triptych Motus," three works fused together by their highly physical and dynamic elements. Part Contemporary dance, part acrobatic,...

A long-standing Italian tradition will return to Orland Park on Monday, March 9 when the Sons of Italy of Orland Park Leone D’Oro Lodge 2700 host a Saint Joseph’s Table at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The event begins at 6 p.m.   One of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans, Saint Joseph was the foster...

by Angela Accomando   Have you ever stumbled upon a really great restaurant a little off the "beaten path?" Francesca's Italian Family Restaurant in Earlville is just that kind of hidden gem. With your first step inside, you are immediately transported from a small, farming community to a Sicilian trattoria.   Photos and artwork...